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JAKOVAC, Franciska (Frances)

Frances passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her daughter Olga (Ivan) Vukelic of West Kelowna, BC, her son Henrik (Nancy) Jakovac of Calgary, AB, two grandchildren Vanessa and Dillon, sisters-in-law Maria Poje of Winnipeg, MB, Biserka Jursevic of Croatia and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Josip and two brothers Steve (Antonia) and Henry Poje.

Franciska was born in Slovenia.  She met her husband Josip in Croatia and they were married in 1954.  They immigrated to Canada with their 2 children in 1970 and settled in Winnipeg, MB. They raised their family and Franciska stayed there until Josip’s passing. In 2004, she moved to Kelowna and lived there until she passed away.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Glen Eden Funeral Chapel, 4477 Main St West, St. Paul, MB with an interment to follow in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Glen Eden Funeral Chapel

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Link: www.heartandstroke.ca


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The service for JAKOVAC, Franciska (Frances) is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Glen Eden Funeral Chapel

4477 Main St West St. Paul, MB


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  • Betty and Ralph Johnson says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed Frances so much at the pool hall and pinochle card room here in Yuma Arizona . I have so many of the wonderful crochet slippers that she enjoyed making. I treasure them and think of her every time I put them on. She was so generous and even made a pair for my sister and friend back home. Ralph loved to tease her and she always fired right back 😆 May you be comforted in the wonderful memories you have. Hugs and love to family. Betty and Ralph Johnson

  • Family Hingsberg says:

    Dear Olga, Henrik and family,
    Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss.
    We will always remember Teta Fransika’s welcoming smile and kind heart. Our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time.
    Sending our love, strength and prayers,
    Family Hingsberg – Adole, Mira, Janet, Dennis and our family

  • Judy Anaka & Richard says:

    Olga,John,&family…Our sincere condolences to you with the passing of your mom. We are unable to attend the funeral but will be thinking of you at this time.

  • Rudy & Terry says:

    Olga, John, Henry & Nancy
    Our thoughts are with you all. Your mom was a Great and Wonderful Lady. Rest in Peace, Lots of Hugs, your friends, Rudy & Terry

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